1898 Northward over the 'Great Ice' Vol. II
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Rebound
First edition, rebound.
Volume II only out of a total of II volumes.
This ex-library copy has been rebound, with the title illustration and the spine from the original publisher's binding laid down.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, various in-text illustrations, a folding plate, and a folding map of a circumpolar chart to rear.
'Northward over the ''Great Ice'' ' Vol. II recounts some of Robert E. Peary's Arctic travels, particularly his expeditions to Greenland in 1893-1897. Contents include 'Discovery of the Saviksue', 'The Walrus Hunt', 'Sledge Trips of the Long Night', and 'The Land Beyond the Ice-Cap'.
Robert Peary was an American explorer who made several expeditions to the Arctic, sometimes with his wife and fellow arctic explorer, Josephine Diebitsch Peary. He was also part of a group of explorers who competed to set new 'Farthest North' records. This expression was rendered obsolete when, in 1909, Peary lead an expedition and claimed to be the first person to successfully reach the North Pole.
Rebound in cloth binding, with the original front board and spine illustrations. Externally, smart. Cloth is bright, with some light fading of illustration on front board and spine. A couple of marks to rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and very clean, with minimal age toning around margins. Library stamp on page vii. A couple of closed tears to the folding plate between pages 558 and 559. Tape repair to closed tear on reverse of folding map. Last page of text is sticking to the endpaper at bottom edge.
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